Are you a self-starter that’s eager to develop your strategic selling skills in a collaborative, problem solving team environment? CDW is looking for the best and the brightest students to join our Summer Sales Internship Program. This program is designed to offer hands-on experience in business-to-business technology sales. You’ll be exposed to solution-based selling strategies by collaborating with sales professionals that have access to 1,100+ brands and 250,000+ products to tackle our customers’ IT challenges. You will join a community of interns from universities across the country.
At CDW, we aim to craft a unified and reciprocal environment with a strong focus on our coworkers. Every coworker, at any level, is approachable and encouraging, which sets the entire team up for success. We are a unified team of challenge takers, diverse thinkers and problem solvers. Our coworkers aspire every day to be better than they were yesterday because we know success means never being satisfied. We believe winning requires balance - a combination of assigned work and free thinking, quick wins and quick breaks. When our coworkers enjoy what they do and who they're with, they do their best work. And that means everyone wins.
How you’ll grow:
You will be given the opportunity to sharpen your interpersonal skills and expand your knowledge of this ground-breaking industry of technology by learning beyond the classroom. The internship experience begins with one-week classroom training and leads into ongoing support and feedback from your dedicated Sales Manager throughout the 10-week internship. This dynamic experience allows you to be fully immersed in CDW’s culture with an opportunity for a full-time sales career after successful completion of the program.
What you’ll do:
You'll participate in a variety of meaningful projects that will allow you to experience each step in our high-performance sales environment. You will make a significant impact to our sales team by providing a fresh perspective. Beyond collaborating and managing strategic projects, the program delivers enrichment activities and social opportunities to grow your professional network and development. Past professional development events included: Executive panel breakfast, vendor partner tours, volunteer day and structured workshops.
- Responsible for researching new and inactive accounts.
- Improve relationships with new and existing key contacts.
- Uncover additional potential opportunities through follow up with customers.
- Assist customers in establishing online accounts.
- Work with experienced Account Managers on targeted selling campaigns.
- Research segment specific data for Sales Managers’ territory optimization.
- Work with cross-functional teams to understand the CDW business model better.
- Collaborate with vendor partners to understand business model and their partnership with CDW.
Qualifications What we’re looking for:
Our Interview Process:
- Currently enrolled undergraduate students who are graduating Dec 2019 OR May 2020.
- Strong interpersonal and time management skills.
- Availability to work a 40-hour week within standard business hours throughout the summer.
- Ability to communicate effectively and in a constructive manner with all coworkers.
- Ambitious attitude with a motivation to excel in the role.
- Authorization to work in the US; without sponsorship as a full-time coworker.
Please know that your application is being reviewed by a member of the Internship Recruiting Team. Once you apply, you will receive an invite via email to complete our on demand HireVue digital interview. The HireVue interview can be completed by webcam, smartphone, tablet, or anything with a forward-facing video camera attached to it. Once you complete it, your interview comes straight back to the hiring team here at CDW. Your HireVue is for our eyes only; your recruiter and the team you are applying to join will be the only people to view it.
This is your chance to record responses to four questions on your own time for our Team to better get to know you. Be yourself, relax and have fun with it. We thank you for your patience during our review of your application and digital interview, and we will be in-touch with next steps in the process.
Who we are:
CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces and workspaces of more than 250,000 companies; from fresh-faced startups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, combined with the expertise of our specialists, there is no request too big or too small. Our coworkers across the globe are working together to bring technology to life for our customers.
CDW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and expansive work environment. All applicants who are qualified will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at Helpdesk-Recruiting@cdw.com.